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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Speakers


Anna Carter Florence, Ready to Climb

On Thursday, surrounded by eager listeners in the Westminster sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence returned to her roots. This was the church where she was first ordained, where she preached in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre, where she navigated despair from presiding over yet another lonely funeral of man who died in the AIDS Crisis. She remembers being there, by the pulpit, years ago while pregnant, feeling the first stirrings of her soon-to-be firstborn when he leapt in the womb

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Thursday Social Media Highlights from #Homiletics2019

Another powerhouse day of #Homiletics2019! Here are some social media highlights from Thursday:

Melissa Krabbe is a self-proclaimed architecture nerd, and we get behind the appreciation Melissa is building.


 

No spoilers, since this hype by @Dr_Irie uplifts the women who brought fire without any dragons.


 

 

Amy Courts our attention with this highlight from Rev. Traci Blackmon on preaching the social Gospel.


 

Traci Blackmon resonated

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Pledging Allegiance and Blessings for the Latter Days: Luke Powery and Anna Carter Florence

Our time at Festival of Homiletics 2018 is coming to a close. In total, close to 2,000 preachers, vendors and staff have been a part of the week of continuing education and growth as public ministers of the Word. The final day began with worship led by Luke Powery and liturgy by Dawn Hand. Powery powerfully preached a sermon on “Pledging Allegiance” (Matthew 22:15-22). Who is it you pledge your allegiance to?” Powery asked those gathered.

We are conditioned to equate God and country,

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True Tales of Faith and Wonder, Rocking the Flock with Stories: Geraldine Buckley

Wednesday, participants enjoyed a lovely evening of storytelling from Geraldine Buckley on “True Tales of Faith and Wonder.” Buckley shared stories from her time as a chaplain in a prison in Maryland and the workings of the Spirit through the hospitality of a cup of tea. Those gathered were drawn into her gift for narrative and the session concluded with a standing ovation.

At Luther Place Memorial Church Thursday morning, Buckley led two sessions of “Rocking the Flock with Stories.”

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Identity Politics and the Pentecost Paradigm: Wisdom from Jacqui Lewis

Worship began at 10am with Jacqui Lewis at National City Christian Church, “Identity Politics,” Matthew 6:9-14. Liturgy was led by Josh Sommerville and Scott Simmons with music as a mashup with the Fleshpots of Egypt and Josh Sommerville. Lewis’ sermon was captivating with her embodied style of preaching as she led those gathered from images of soft pink sheets of a little girl to the proclamation that Black Lives Matter. Solidifying that prayer is an action. Love is an action.

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